BBC Radio Wiltshire
By Veronica Hotchkiss
This review is from: The Catchpole Curse (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed Paul Knight's "Amazing Fishing Stories" (for adults) so was confident in recommending his pre-teen adventure story to a pre-teen of my acquaintance, but thought I should test drive it first! I loved the time travelling twist that forms the heart of this fast-paced novel. Set in present day - and 19th century - Cornwall, it has enough twists and turns to keep the most blasé reader riveted to the very end, while Ben and Emma, the two main protagonists, are an absolute delight. It would be marvellous to meet them again in another spell-binding adventure!
Twins Ben and Emma spend their summer holidays at the ancestral home staying with their uncle Tristan – this is the story of their adventures one summer and their attempts to solve the mystery of the long-held ‘Catchpole Curse’.
The Catchpole Curse is an adventure story set in Cornwall featuring ghosts, time travel and smuggling. It is a well-written and fast-paced novel – a real page-turner. The story stayed with me long after I had finished reading it – highly recommended.
by Debbie Creasy
A well-written adventure novel. Would highly recommend A*
PAUL KNIGHT has spent most of his working life in fisheries management and conservation, and is presently CEO of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK. He worked for a short time in Cornwall and became embroiled in the county's seascapes and smuggling history, the backdrop of The Catchpole Curse. He writes for various fisheries-related and environmental magazines, and has successfully published a book of angling tales, Amazing Fishing Stories. He lives with his wife, Angela, and son, Archie, in Wiltshire.